Apprenticeships at the Science and Technology Facilities Council

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Apprenticeships with STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire

Apprenticeships with STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation, is a place where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. One of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. The work we do is helping to shape societies, strengthen economies and transform lives. We live and breathe collaboration.

STFC has many years’ experience in providing apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship Scheme provides an excellent training ground to equip individuals with the relevant skills and experience for their chosen careers within the science and engineering arena.

We offer a number of apprenticeships in different areas including mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, computing, business administration, heating and ventilation, carpentry, laboratory technician and more.

The unique nature of the work undertaken at STFC contributes to an interesting, enjoyable and rewarding period of training in a world-leading scientific and engineering research organisation.

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Whether you’ve just left school, changed career, or are seeking a challenging alternative to university, STFC offers a range of opportunities to launch your new career through one of our Apprenticeship programmes.

With highly-tailored training and support, you’ll relish the opportunity to work towards valued qualifications and develop expertise whilst making a real difference in your role. 

If working with cutting-edge technologies on world-leading research, engineering, and computing projects isn’t enough, you will be able to develop both professionally and as a critical member of the team in an environment you won’t find anywhere else.

Wherever your ambitions lie, our dedicated Apprenticeship team will support you every step of the way, helping you make the most of your opportunities and to achieve the goals you already have – and those you have yet to discover

“After completing my secondary school work experience on the RAL Site, I wanted to get onto the apprenticeship scheme. When I started my apprenticeship I was provided with extremely valuable and practical training in all areas and departments on the RAL site. This included working on particle accelerators and creating parts for a space satellite. I studied my BTEC, HNC, HND and have just finished my degree supported by STFC. This has given me a strong start to my career as a design engineer”
Ben Sargent

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